Gilbert Martinez – Common Amphibians of North Texas

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Please join us for Gilbert Martinez as he presents Common Amphibians of North Texas. Gilbert will discuss range, habitats and habits of these amazing creatures, including sounds!!


Gilbert has a degree in Biology from the University of Texas Pan-American (now UT Rio Grande Valley), with emphasis in herpetology. He is a Native Texan and spends most of his time in the South Texas Thornscrub chasing after indigo snakes and western diamondbacks. He has worked for the USFWS as a park ranger, and as an environmental scientist working with oil and gas companies. Gilbert is currently the education manger at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas.

There will be NO live snakes at this presentation!

The September Chapter meeting
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:30 – Meet and eat
7:00 – Introduction and Announcements
7:20 – Presentation on Common Amphibians of North Texas
8:45 – Adjournment

The meeting place for the September meeting is:
Meadows Conference Center
Oak Corner Conference Room
2900 Live Oak St., Dallas, TX 75204

Hope to see YOU there!


Monica Morrison – Native Texas Wild Cats

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Monica is a native Texan who was raised in El Paso but considers Dallas home. She’s a Texas master naturalist and has been working with big cats as a volunteer for more than 15 years.

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She got her start with wildlife at the Dallas Zoo in the 1990s as a volunteer and tiger docent. Monica has volunteered in various capacities at two Dallas-area big cat sanctuaries, International Exotic Feline Sanctuary (IEFS), and is currently at In-Sync Exotics. She participated in the Dallas Zoo’s ocelot Wildlife Research Expedition in Mexico as well as in an Earthwatch trip to Kenya in 2014 to study African lions. She has also worked with NGOs in South America on jaguar and other big cat projects and recently returned from a trip to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge to investigate the ocelots’ last stronghold in the US.

In her day job, she works as an IT manager at UTSouthwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

The August Chapter meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

6:30 – Meet and eat
7:00 – Introduction and Announcements
7:20 – Presentation on Native Texas Wild Cats
8:45 – Adjournment

The meeting place for the August meeting is:

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center 17360 Coit Rd. (at McCallum Blvd.) Dallas 75214

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Please consult a map and consider using the Bush Turnpike to get to the AgriLife location. Exit at Coit Road and proceed south one mile to the AgriLife research complex.

We will be meeting in Building C which is the northern most building in the complex. There is ample parking near the building. As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!



Dragonflyer Newsletter June/July 2016

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Dragonfly volume 64 June/July 2016

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